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Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team

 
 

Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

400 N 34th Street, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 732-7800

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FERA Research Update February 2009

This FERA Research Update is intended to provide the fire management and fire science communities with information about current research conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA).

To subscribe, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fera/news/subscribe.shtml or contact Ellen Eberhardt at (541)750-7481, eeberhardt@fs.fed.us

OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST AND NATIONAL PARK PLAN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Work on a case study for methods of adapting forest management in light of climate change progresses. Most recently, a joint workshop with the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, the Olympic National Forest, and Olympic National Park was held to determine how to incorporate the latest climate change information into action plans for resource management, specifically road management.  Development of adaptation options and action plans for other resource areas, including vegetation, fisheries, and wildlife, will continue.

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FERA PARTICIPATES IN DEVELOPMENT OF WASHINGTON CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ASSESSMENT

The State of Washington released their final draft climate change impacts assessment the second week in February, concurrent with a major conference at the Washington State Convention Center and attended by 500 people. Don McKenzie chaired, and presented at the Forest Resources session of the conference. David L. Peterson moderated a panel discussion in that same session.

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FCCS FUELBEDS UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR MEXICO

Jose M. Michel, a visiting scholar from the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico, has been working at the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab to develop an FCCS fuelbed map for Mexico. A combination of data from the natural fuels photo series, plot data in Sierra del Sur, Chiapas, and Sierra Madre Oriental will be used for the map, and the final product will contribute to products that quantify fuel hazard and carbon emissions from wildfire across North America.

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TRAINING SESSIONS CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

FERA continues to offer training sessions on use of its fuels management tools to a wide variety of federal agencies. In the Pacific Northwest, trainings are planned at the Region 6 Vegetation Management Conference later in February, as well as an extended introduction the first week in June. Additional 1-day trainings are scheduled in Minnesota, Montana, and Utah over the next month.


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